Fund Category: Field of Interest Funds

1776 Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The 1776 Fund was established in 2002 with proceeds from the performance of the musical “1776” to honor the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. The fund is to provide support of the county’s emergency service agencies. Category: Field […]

Paul and Velma Beard Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Paul and Velma Beard Memorial Fund was established in 1995 by Richard and Jan Arnold as a memorial to Jan’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Beard were lifelong Jay County residents who were active in the community. The fund is to provide assistance to elderly residents […]

Fund For a More Attractive Community

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Fund For a More Attractive Community was established in 1961 by Hugh N. Ronald, Jr., a co-founder of The Portland Foundation. The fund is for the betterment and beautification of Portland. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Clyde E. Geeting Memorial Trust was established in 1974 by Mr. Geeting’s sister, Ona M. Myers. Mr. Geeting was a Jay County teacher who deeded his farm to the Foundation. The fund is for aid to the needy as well as aid to the local […]

Robert M. and Frances O. Gillespie Educational Trust

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Gillespie Trust was established in 2005 by the will of Frances Gillespie. In 1958, the Gillespies partnered with Charles and Florence Coldren and Harold and Alma Green to establish Jay County’s first classes for special needs children. That class eventually grew into Jay-Randolph Developmental Services. […]

Rex & Kiku Hardwick – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Hardwick Fund was established in 1992 by Mrs. Hardwick as a memorial to her husband with whom she shared a love of animals. The fund is to provide support for organizations concerned with the treatment and welfare of stray and homeless animals. Category: Field of […]

Jean Leslie Jaqua Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1958 by the will of Mr. Jaqua, an invalid who asked that the fund provide support for handicapped children in the community. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Jay County Endowment for Literacy

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The Jay County Endowment for Literacy was established in 2004 by the Jay County Literacy Coalition. The fund is to provide support to organizations which most positively impact literacy in Jay County. Category: Field of Interest

New Corydon Sports Club Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2009 by New Corydon Sports Club, Inc. The fund is to provide support for community functions for all age groups in New Corydon and/or Wabash Township, including but not limited to sports and recreational activities. Category: Field of Interest Funds

Ruth Starlin Schafer Fund to Assist Aspiring Artists

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1998 by C. Justin Schafer as a tribute to his wife in recognition of her career as an artist and dedicated teacher of aspiring artists. The fund is to provide funding to those interested in advancing their education and/or experience in […]

Virgil B. and Josephine H. Thomas Educational Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 1999 by the will of Betty Kovaluk in memory of her parents. The fund is used to support the educational programs of the Foundation, including the Care and Share Philanthropy Program for third grade, the sixth grade College Visitation Program, and […]

Joseph F. Vormohr Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2000 by Joann Vormohr as a memorial to her husband, a longtime Portland physician. The fund is to provide support for the elderly. Category: Field of Interest Funds

John F. Wible Memorial Fund

To provide support to charitable causes in Jay County. The fund was established in 2001 by Judith L. Wible, M.D. in memory of her father, Dr. John F. Wible, a sensory impaired engineer. The fund is to provide support for the education of sensory impaired children, including providing scholarships to Jay County High School graduates […]

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